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Oct
8

A Healthy Mind is Key to Surviving the Pandemic

The Foothills Focus Article; Phoenix, AZ

This year has been long and, for many, full of stress.  Routines might have been lost and morale may be down, but there are tons of little things you can do to make it a little more positive and enjoyable. Having a balance of a healthy mind and body is the key. If you need help changing your mindset, all DVUSD high school campuses have a Southwest Behavioral counselor on site. They are taking online therapy sessions until schools are back on campus.

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Oct
2

KJZZ Podcast: Unsheltered, Episode 6: Sentenced

KJZZ Podcast; Phoenix, AZ

Sentences for misdemeanor crimes typically include fines and probation. While it's easy to say those sentences aren't harsh, for the poorest people in Arizona, the effects of these penalties often far outweigh the seriousness of their crimes. For the large number of Americans who are one unexpected expense away from losing everything, a fine or probation could be what makes them homeless. In this Episode of their "Unsheltered" podcast, KJZZ interviewed Carolyn Moore, an SB&H Success Story, as well as Paul Buttermore, Program Director for SB&H's Community Resilience division.

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Oct
1

Healing With Laughter

The Daily Courier Article; Prescott, AZ

Christine Hayes, SB&H Program Director in Prescott Valley, shares her personal journey as a Certified Laughter Therapist, and the importance of laughter therapy as a means of treating one's mental health in times of chaos.

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Sep
18

Marine Corps Vet Assists the Homeless

Glendale Republic Article; Glendale, AZ

Former Marine Corps infantry veteran Paul Buttermore serves as a Program Director for Southwest Behavioral & Health Services' Community Resilience division. He works with members of the Phoenix community who are often underserved, homeless and seriously mentally ill. In this role, he also helps veterans find a voice and achieve independence by assisting them with basic needs.

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Sep
9

Programs Help House the Homeless

West Valley View Article; Goodyear, AZ

Near the beginning of each year, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) sponsors a Point in Time event, with scores of volunteers taking to the streets to count “unsheltered” homeless people. Eddie Thompson was one of them. Eddie shared his story, the support he has received from community programs, and his plan to start classes at Southwest Behavioral, sit down with a psychologist, and figure out how to deal with problems in the past so he won’t be out on the streets.

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Sep
1

Raising Arizona Kids September Digital Issue - Southwest Autism Center of Excellence

Raising Arizona Kids Feature; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Autism Center of Excellence was one of many community resources featured in the September digital issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine; this "Special Needs Resources" issue includes a directory of resources offering help for children with learning differences and resources for families with disabled or medically fragile children, as well as tips for what parents can do to get help for children who are struggling in school.

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Aug
20

When it Comes to Mental Health, Race Matters

Peoria Independent Article; Peoria, AZ

Ed McClelland, SB&H's VP Community Services, shares his 30 years of experience in the community behavioral health industry; the struggles he has seen that individuals and family members go through when faced with mental illness challenges; witnessing people overcome great odds and come out on the other side of what might be considered the worst time of their lives; having the privilege of working with and caring for individuals from a variety of ethnic communities; and that when it comes to mental health, race matters.

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Aug
18

Trends in Telemedicine

Psychology Today Article; New York City, NY

Rocksheng Zhong, MD, SB&H Northern Arizona Medical Director, discusses the pros and cons of the sudden elevation of telepsychiatry due to the Covid-19 pandemic, from a niche practice to the standard way of providing behavioral healthcare.

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Aug
14

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Names Bob Sanowski Vice President of Information Technology

Arizona Health and Living Article; Phoenix, AZ

Bob Sanowski has been named vice president of information technology at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health. Sanowski will be responsible for planning and implementing the information technology and digital innovation future of SB&H, as well as for the maintenance and upgrade of existing systems. He will also leverage technology to advance and support the growing needs of the organization and the communities it serves.

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Aug
1

Wonder Women: Leaders Making a Difference at Work, Home and the Community

North Valley Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Lynda Riford, SB&H Marketing Director, was featured in a collection of profiles highlighting several local female business leaders, how they got to where they are today, and how they are each making a difference in Phoenix by carving their own path.

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